~ Call past hostesses

Always grow your contact list. Instead of just handing out a business card, ask for the person’s name and phone number and set a day and time to call her. Try to make at 3- 5 calls per day for bookings and recruits. Do this faithfully and assure yourself a full date book.

~ Give out your catalog or brochures at dentist, doctors, the bank or anywhere you do business. 

~ Show on the Go. Use a small roll up make-up bag to keep in the car or business bag that has a couple of lockets and maybe a tagged creation or two.  (Make sure to always have order forms, catalogs and any thing else you need to process an order for someone on the spot!) When someone compliments the locket you are wearing offer to show her more... 

~ At a party, offer the hostess an additional gift when she re-books herself with-in 6 months. 

~ Send a catalog to a co-worker that has moved.

~ Send a catalog to consultants of other companies you know or Exchange Shows.

~ Post a catalog in the teachers lounge at your child’s school.

~ Post a catalog in the employee lunch room.

~ Have a booth a school fair.

~ Advertise in your Alumni newsletter and or local newspaper.

~ Plan an open house in your home and invite your neighbors, friends & family. Have a Mystery Hostess drawing; this is where you award the hostess credits to one of the guests.

~ Schedule to set up at trade shows, fairs, expos, events. Check on local activities and reserve well in advance. Consult our P & P on policies. Have a drawing for a small prize, this assures you many names and phone numbers to call as booking and recruit leads.

~ Advertise as Origami Owl allows in local newspapers, penny-savers, on restaurant placemats, etc.

~ Include a flyer or business card with your bill payments.

~ Put current catalog in your neighbors door. Include a 10% off coupon.

~ Advertise in your church bulletin.

~ Host an office party or brunch.

~ Host a show before or during a PTA meeting.

~ Host your own fundraiser show. It could benefit your favorite charity.

~ Participate in a school fund raiser.

~ Have your husband or significant other promote the products at work.

~ Hold a Christmas shopping party for men.

~ Offer a Christmas wish list to your guest and then contact the gift giver.

~ Hold an opportunity night and /or Set up at Career Fairs.

~ Treat Hostesses to a special Hostess appreciation tea.

~ Encourage relatives to book a show.

~ Follow through on every booking lead.

~ Ask, Ask, Ask

~ Be willing to share the business opportunity with EVERYONE.

~ Call anyone who has said maybe or sometime.

~ Leave your business cards on bulletin boards or in local businesses.

~ Talk about upcoming specials with everyone.

~ Keep a list of special requests and let those guest know when that product is on sale.

~ Suggest hosting a show to do Christmas shopping with out leaving home.

~ Offer a bonus for hostesses who book on days or months you need and extra show.

~ Give extra service and time to good customers-they will be repeat hostesses and potential consultants.

~ Let guests keep a catalog or sales brochure to keep on hand or pass around work.

~ Love what you do! Smile!

~ Use open ended questions, especially when dealing with bookings.

~ Read sales, self improvement, and positive thinking books.

~ Call at least two potential hostesses every night.

~ Dream BIG and imagine the possibilities

~ Set goals and review them constantly, post them where you can see them.

~ Ask friends to help you get started or reach a certain goal.

~ Use hostess flyers. EVERYWHERE.

~ Follow up phone calls to particularly interested guests. They may decide later to have a show.

~ Give products as gifts or donations.

~ Don’t be shy talking about your products or business.

~ Smile when talking on the phone.

~ Review orders from the past shows–who have bought frequently, etc.

~ Be prepared to answer questions about your work.

~ Call potential hostesses who postponed or never booked.

~ Spend time every day working on some aspect of your business.

 ~ LOVE WHAT YOU DO!

{love}

Nikki



 
 
In order to have a successful Direct Sales Business, you have to look at it similar to a owning a store. Each and Every day you must OPEN YOUR BUSINESS. Think of it as putting a key in the door and flipping the sign to OPEN! What are you doing today and every day to OPEN your Direct Sales Business?? Here's a little schedule I challenge you all to follow and see what it does for your business...Try and spend at least 1-2 hours a day building your business!

~Mail Out Monday
~Take Out Tuesday
~Work Your Email List Wednesday
~Talk It Up Thursday
~Facebook Friday
~Social Media Saturday

Also, throughout this challenge, be sure to keep catalogs, business cards, and samples on hand. GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!!

Monday - mail out atleast ONE piece of literature. (More if possible And NOT email!!) It can be a new catalog or a coupon... host, or join brochure. Choose one person, HANDWRITE a little note to go with it and mail it! Write a thank you to a hostess. Put a business card in with your bills.

Tuesday - Grab your catalogs, brochures, or samples and take them everywhere you go on Tuesday. If you don't have anywhere to go...find someplace to go! Work, Starbucks, McDonalds, in line at the grocery store…somewhere…anywhere…JUST SHARE!

Wednesday –Work on your email list. Add any friends from facebook, past parties and events. Add extra email addresses you have aquired into your O2 Connection newsletter database. Mail out a weekly special or remind them of your site for gift giving.

Thursday - Call and talk to TEN people about your business. Talk to them about joining your team, hosting a party or purchasing something! This is on the phone (or face-to-face talk)...no email/Facebook talk please.  Give a call to a former host or customer to ask how they are enjoying their locket.
NOTE: Making a goal of talking to 10 people a day (all forms of contacts are great) is a really good way to fill your calendar and build your team fast. Even if you do not hit your goal everyday I guarantee you will talk to more people than if you had not been working on that goal :)

Friday – Facebook Friday! Work your facebook. Getting new likes/networking.

Social Media Saturday-Join twitter, instagram, pinterest and linked in. Post pics. Tweet it up. Facebook your friends about hosting a party or joining your team.

AND a few more tips for what to do when your business is "open"...

*Try and engage your fans daily with a post on your facebook fan page

*Use Instagram and Pinterest to share pics of some of our beautiful custom creations!

* Make sure you always have at least 3 sponsor packets /hostess packets ready to go at all times.

*If you have blank business cards print coupons on them to pass out. 

*Check O2 loop and back office once daily for current news!

*Keep your eye out for special vendor events in your area that you may be worth setting up your table.  You never know where your next hostess or team member may be!

*BE YOU! And wear your lockets, tagged collection and soho collection pieces as much as you possibly can when you are out and about. Everyone that asks you about your jewelry is a potential Hostess or Designer!

*Be a force for good. To give is better than to receive.

Hope this helps...it helped me when I found it and started to apply :)

{Love}
Nikki


 
 
Tony Robbins is by far one of my favorite speakers today.  One of my goals is to attend his Unleash the Power Within seminar and do the Fire Walk! Check out this YouTube video "Tiny Changes Mean Huge Results" and utilize what you learn to help you in your O2 business.
JEFFERY TELLS IT LIKE IT IS!

Jeffery Gitomer writes some of the funniest, straight to the point, all-killer-no-filler sales books I have ever read. And I've read a lot! His 'YES! Attitude' book is my favorite but I also {LOVE} 'The Little Red Book of Selling'! Here is one of his videos that I found on YouTube. This guy knows his stuff. Apply even his basic teachings to your business and I promise it will make a difference!
I loved the 5 Beliefs he gives us. Use "I" at the beginning of those sentences and read those every day that you sit down to your home office to "work"!


Hope you enjoyed the videos today. There are tons of great resources online, at the local library or book store to help you build your business from home.  Take advantage of all the great knowledge out there to build your sales muscles!

{Love}
Nikki


 
 
PASSION: Your passion for your business will shine bright in every thing you do. Passion is contagious. Use it to your advantage. Show your passion anytime you are talking about your business. It will pay off. I promise.  
POSITIVE ATTITUDE: Attitude is everything.  If you have a bad attitude about your business or your customers; you are going to create friction that you do not want or need. On the other hand, when you have a great attitude about your business and your customers; you will see less problems to solve and more customer loyalty! In an upcoming “Book Club” of sorts I am going to challenge everyone to read a small book by Jeffery Gittomer called YES Attitude! It is a very fun read and a really good take on how a YES Attitude can change not only your business but your every day life is such an amazing way. So keep your eye out for that coming soon! 
PRACTICE: From where you are right now, practice what you know and always search out new techniques to practice. Some will work for you and some may not...but the best way to find out what works best for you and your business is to PRACTICE :) With practice you will increase your bookings and sales while building a solid confidence. Challenge yourself to get to a point where if your calendar ever looks slim, you have the power to rebuild it. With time & practice under your belt you will intentionally attract others to schedule with you. 
PERSISTENCE: Be persistent in actions that help you schedule parties and increase sales. Be persistent with checking your back office, emails and facebook messages. Be persistent with follow ups! The fortune IS in the FOLLOW UP! Be persistent with sending  Thank you cards and doing the little things that make you stand out. 
PROFESSIONALISM: Last but certainly not least...professionalism should underlie everything you do in business. When in doubt...remain professional!



 
 
Jewelry Bars that are already on your calendar may just be the best place to schedule future Jewelry Bars!
Build Party Attendance!
Just remember:
The more people at your parties, the more potential to book future parties.
Work closely with each hostess to help her maximize her party attendance. Use the hostess coaching checklist provided by O2 and see some additional tips below. Please feel free to comment and add your ideas too!
Resources>Jewelry Bar Materials>Hostess Coaching

Challenge your hostess to help!
Ask your host to have a booking or two waiting for you...and make it worthwhile!
Also, entice her to re-book after a new catalog is available to earn more free custom jewelry from our newest collections into her collection.

ALSO...Always encourage guests to bring a friend. Write it on the invites, post it on facebook...and offer an incentive. Think about a low-cost or no-cost incentive to offer your hostess when her ordering guests hit 10+.  Use your imagination on this one! Also, think about offering an immediate dating gift for those who book at your party.

Offer to call each guest before the party... Most direct sellers overlook this important step, so making pre-party calls will set you apart!

  • As a service to your hostess, offer to call each guest to confirm  their attendance, and in doing so encourage them to bring a friend.  Making a personal connection with potential guests prior to the party helps you build the “know, like & trust” factor and establishes your standard of customer service. Even leaving a voicemail can highlight your professionalism and show how you support each host. Most direct sellers overlook this step, so making pre-party calls will set yourself apart.  When considering hosting a party for you they are going to remember how you helped their friend have a successful party and that is going to rack up serious brownie points!
PARTY TIME!
Greet Guests with Interest @ Remember Their Names!
Learn something special about each guest in your pre-party chat. 
In sales (and life), being interested is always better than being interesting!

  • What do they do? Where do they live? How do they know the hostess? How familiar are they with your product line? and so on... Also, when you sincerely address guests by name, you communicate that they are important to you. If you cannot remember everyones names consider using name tags.

Highlight your Hostess & Promote your Hostess Benefits!
Make each hostess feel appreciated and special.
Promote the benefits of being a hostess through verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Without your hostesses hospitality you would not have a vehicle to help build your business successfully. Publicly acknowledge your hostess and others will be more inclined to host in the future. Make sure you promote the benefits your hostess will receive for hosting and mention that anyone can earn those rewards for simply inviting their friends over for girls night out...complete with shopping! I always have a small stack of hostess reward flyers where I’m sitting taking orders. That way i can hand them one with their receipt and ask if they would like to earn a free shopping spree to take care of everything on their wish list that they may not have ordered that night.

Party with Play!
Always remember, it is a party you are promoting. Infuse fun & laughter into your party process and bookings will follow. The more your guests enjoy the time together, the more they will want to repeat the experience and get their friends together. It is up to you to create the party atmosphere.

$   BOOKING  TREE  $
  • Find something you can hang paper tags on. An earring tree or small frame with pin board will work. 
  • Make or buy your paper “tags”.
  • On your paper tags, have an extra incentive on one side and a date that you would like to book on the reverse.
  • Hang them with the incentive facing forward and wait for them to ask what that’s all about...or mention your booking tree when you mention the hostess rewards.
  • This helps get bookings on the days that are best for you.
  • I have even seen ladies ( I think this is how I am going to do my new one) use little picture holder stands using index cards for your booking dates, incentives and space for them to write their info down. I will add some display pictures and ideas soon. That will be a whole new post :)
You are ready to book more parties at your parties!
You are awesome. 
Wherever you are in your business right now is the perfect place for you to be...right now.
Remember business "seeds" take about 90 days to grow. Plant your seeds (talking to as many people as possible about your business, dropping off business cards, etc.) and wait for them to grow :) As long as you are consistently working your business and planting seeds your business will continue to grow! 

Be grateful.
Be patient.
Be a force for good!

{Love}

Nikki

 
 
Visit this link to watch the Webinar:   https://vimeo.com/61112195
Use password: oocall

Hope you enjoy! Dawn Shae really knows her stuff :)

Have an OWLsome Day!

{Love}
Nikki
 
 
CUSTOMIZABLE

Each piece of Origami Owl® jewelry is as unique as the person wearing it. Individuals can build their Living LocketsTM and TaggedTM Necklaces by selecting from a large variety of custom pieces to help create the perfect representation of their personal style and story.

EXCLUSIVE DESIGNS

Our products are created for Origami Owl by our highly creative and skilled design team. Each piece is exceptionally fashioned using trend forecasting and Designer requests.
Prior to production, each piece of jewelry is constructed as a 3D model and subjected to extensive redesign until reaching perfection. Remember to look for the O2 or Origami Owl markings, which signify that it is a genuine Origami Owl original.


EXCEPTIONAL PRICE POINT


The savvy shopper will find that they can create a beautiful, quality piece of jewelry that fits within their budget. Our desire to create jewelry at an affordable price is just another way to express our gratitude towards every customer and Designer who has helped Bella’s dream come true.

DESIGN QUALITY

Origami Owl lovingly created each piece to meet the highest quality standards. We use only nickel and lead free materials in all our Charms, Chains, and Living Lockets. Our products meet and exceed all Federal and State mandates.

O2 CHARMS

Our enamel Charms are made of zinc alloy metal plated in rhodium, and are nickel and lead free. Each piece is hand painted by highly skilled artisans. When considering how small each item is, typically no larger than 12mm and averaging around 8mm, that’s pretty impressive!

O2 LIVING LOCKETS

All of our Living Lockets are crafted using high quality metals to ensure durability and style. Our 18k Gold and 18k Rose Gold lockets are plated using an advanced technology known as the ION Plating (IP) Process, which is the same process used by high-end designer watch makers. All Lockets are solid 316 grade Stainless Steel, a metal similar in appearance to Silver with the quality of being a harder metal, hypoallergenic, and do not tarnish through extended wear. Sparkling Swarovski Crystals are meticulously embedded into the locket’s border to create a high quality flush setting. Each Locket is an excellent choice to add to any jewelry collection.

O2 DANGLES

Our Dangles are created specifically for Origami Owl. Each one is designed by our skilled creative team and made using the highest quality Glass Crystals, plated Synthetic Pearls, and Silver/Gold plated nickel free metals.

O2 CHAINS

Our 925 Sterling Silver and 18k Rose Gold chains are
plated using the Electro Plating Process which is perfect
for creating chains that have precise coloring, beautiful finishes and high-end quality. Our 18k Gold chains are plated using the ION Plating Process over a pure copper base. IP
is one of the most advanced surface finishing processes in the jewelry trade. When compared to other methods, IP provides durability and a greater wear resistant finish.

The chains for our TaggedTM collection are also plated using the IP Process. They have a pure copper base and are rhodium plated. Rhodium metal is a branch of platinum and is known to be more resistant to tarnishing and dullness. It is also hypoallergenic and nickel free.

All of our chains are plated multiple times, far exceeding the industry standards, to ensure that each piece will better stand the test of time. This stays true to our mission of offering jewelry that’s affordable, durable, and uniquely you!

O2 CLASPS

Our clasps are made with a simple tab to allow for easy opening and closing of your Origami Owl chain. Clasps are based in stainless steel and finely coated in 925 Sterling Silver, 18k Gold or 18k Rose Gold to match the chain, with small raised detailing on the edges. Our

clasps meet our high quality standard and extensive testing, however they are still delicate, small pieces and need to be handled with loving care.

O2 PLATES

Each Plate is made by hand. They are polished and inspected personally by our quality control facility making sure that they exceed industry standards.

PEWTER TAGS

Our beautiful Tags from our Tagged Collection are made of 100% pure Pewter. Each piece is tumbled until it reaches our high quality standards and perfect silver shine. Pewter is hypoallergenic and durable. All metals dull over time but pewter can be restored to its original shine with just a few rubs of a polishing cloth.

NATURAL STONES

Our Earth Elements, which are part of our Tagged Collection, are made of all natural stones. Each stone is carefully chosen considering quality and color. They can be worn as birthstones or to represent their acclaimed healing properties. The hardware for each stone is threaded by hand using 100% Sterling Silver. These stone beads are resilient. However, their Sterling Silver accent is delicate and needs to be handled with loving care.

PACKAGING

Origami Owl Living LocketsTM come packaged inside of a whimsical “Fortune Cookie” jewelry pouch. They are lovingly made from the up-cycled fabric pieces used to create real Japanese Kimonos! For our Tagged Collection each necklace is placed in one of our signature O2 muslin bags. Fortune Cookies and our muslin bags are then placed in our fun Take Out Boxes that make it a ready-to-go party present or a beautiful carry home piece.

© 2012 Origami Owl® Custom Jewelry O2POD0113A 

Have an OWLsome Day!

{Love} 
Nikki
 
 
BUSINESS CARD INSTRUCTIONS

1. Visit the following link: https://flyersdirect.com/origamiowl
2. Under “Select Back Side”, select the design provided. 
3. Under “Select Your Product”, click on the image of the business card.
4. Under “Select Front Side”, select the design that you like best.
5. Then, enter the details you would like to print on your business cards by selecting 
    “Edit   Text” to the right of each line (name, title (please use “Independent Designer”),
    phone, email + website). Be sure to select “Save” after each entry.
6. Next, select your print quantity (available in increments of 250, 500, 1,000 + 5,000).
7. Then select “Proceed to Review and Shipping”.

Should you need assistance, or have any questions regarding your order, you can contact the printer directly via email at support@flyersdirect.com. 

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